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MetricStream to Host a Webinar on ‘The Changing Face of Internal Audit’

Executives from Mirant Corporation and MetricStream will provide insights into how internal auditors should redefine their role to drive value in a fast changing business landscape

July 20, 2010 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that Paul J. Sobel - Vice President, Internal Audit, Mirant Corporation will join Gaurav Kapoor - CFO and General Manager, MetricStream, in a webinar on “The Changing Face of Internal Audit”.

About the webinar
In today's risk-ridden business environment, internal auditors have assumed their increasing significance in assessing audit risk across the organization. They are being called upon to move beyond their traditional functions of control assessment and embrace the larger responsibilities of risk and compliance management. No doubt the new responsibilities are challenging, but internal auditors are best positioned to take on these functions as they already have an in-depth understanding of how the organization functions. They can now help to transform the business and enhance its ability to react swiftly to adverse events by driving a collaborative risk management program and ensuring regulatory compliance.

This webinar will discuss the evolving role of internal auditors and its impact on enterprise risk management programs.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Manage internal audit challenges
  • Adapt to a changing business landscape
  • Enable timely visibility into risks and risk management
  • Drive value for the business
  • Leverage technology to meet the changing demands of internal audit

About the speakers

Paul J. Sobel- Vice President, Internal Audit- Mirant Corporation
Paul Sobel is Vice President, Internal Audit for Mirant Corporation, an energy company based in Atlanta that operates power plants in five states. He is responsible for directing the company's internal audit activities, developing and implementing risk assessment and ERM methodologies. Paul is a frequent speaker on Governance, ERM and Internal Audit topics at IIA and other conferences, and achieved Distinguished Faculty honors as an instructor of IIA seminars. He has published a book titled 'Auditor's Risk Management Guide: Integrating Auditing and ERM'. In addition, he co-authored the textbook titled 'Internal Auditing: Assurance and Consulting Services', which is sponsored by the IIA's Research Foundation.

Gaurav Kapoor, CFO and General Manager, MetricStream
As the CFO and General Manager of MetricStream, Gaurav has worldwide responsibility for Finance, Marketing, Business Development, and the ComplianceOnline.com business unit. During his tenure at MetricStream, Gaurav has been instrumental in shaping key strategic initiatives and driving overall financial performance of the company. Gaurav brings nearly a decade of marketing, finance and operating experience with Citigroup and has spent several years in executive operating roles with venture-backed enterprise software and internet companies.

Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place at 9 am Pacific on July 21, 2010. To register for this event, please click here:
http://www.metricstream.com/webinars/internal_audit_risk_21july10.htm

About MetricStream
MetricStream is a market leader in Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Solutions for global corporations. MetricStream solutions are used by leading corporations such as Pfizer, Philips, NASDAQ, UBS, SanDisk, BP, Subway, Fairchild Semiconductor, Hitachi and TaylorMade-Adidas Golf in diverse industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Automotive, Food, High Tech Manufacturing, Energy and Financial Services to manage their quality processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and corporate governance initiatives, as well as by over a million compliance professionals worldwide via the www.ComplianceOnline.com portal. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and can be reached at www.metricstream.com.

Media contact:
pr@metricstream.com